Prince Charles spent $7M to support William and Harry, Internet asks Meghan to pay back for designer dresses
The costs have not been broken down between William and Harry, but some aren’t happy that Harry and wife Meghan Markle pocketed a part of the sum
Prince Charles churned out almost $7 million last year to support his two sons and their families — up almost $750,000 from the year before. The total cost for Prince William and Prince Harry covers April 2019 through the end of March, “when the UK went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic,” reported The Express, which got a peek at Charles’ annual Clarence House review. The costs have not been broken down between William and Harry, but more than a few Brits aren’t happy that Harry and wife Meghan Markle pocketed a part of the sum despite stepping down as senior royals. One angry user fumed on Twitter, “Now that she has left the monarchy, she should pay Prince Charles back for the designer clothes he bought her.”
“If she’s going to live [in the United States], I can’t imagine Prince Charles will go, ‘Listen, go to Givenchy twice a year and get whatever you want and we’ll foot the bill,’” royal expert Emma Forbes told Page Six Style earlier this year.
Meghan Markle & her passive, weak ungrateful husband should have serious ambitions to pay back the millions spent on their wedding. https://t.co/aoFAL9in4P— Dianne Becerra (@alexisb7) September 25, 2020
Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received backlash after they released a video, reminding Americans of the importance of voting. The couple has received much heat by appearing to become overly political and some see them as endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Royal commentators Dan Wootton and Dawn Neesom insisted that Harry and Meghan should remain neutral. Speaking on talkRADIO, Wootton said: "I say that for the moment Prince Harry remains the obedient, nodding wannabe first man. He is chipping in on Meghan Markle's pet projects with perfectly scripted woke-ism British princely charm. But what happens when Prince Harry actually stands up to Meghan for the first time? What happens when Harry says no Meghan I am actually going to put the sanctity of the institution that I was brought up in first? I actually shudder to think what would happen because I can't imagine Meghan would take it very well."
Neesom said that she didn't think it was likely that Harry would stand up to Meghan on the issue of becoming too political. She added: "Do you think it is going to happen, Dan? He is never going to stand up to her, he is the very definition of a henpecked husband."
In the speech, both Harry and Meghan stressed the importance of voting in the upcoming November presidential election. Meghan said: "Every four years, we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime but this one is. When we vote our values are put into action and our voices are heard."
While Harry said, "This election, I am not going to be able to vote in the US. But many of you may not know I have not been able to vote in the UK my entire life. As we approach this November it is vital we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."
President Donald Trump lashed out at Meghan from the White House podium after the video message. "I'm not a fan of hers,' Trump said to a question posed by DailyMail.com. "I would say this - and she has probably heard that - I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he's going to need it."